Tigers use tournament as their gateway to winning
Already surpassed win total from last season
Relying on the old baseball staples of good pitching and better defense, the Rockdale Tigers breezed through the Georgetow n Gateway Prep Tournament unscathed to capture the championship.
With a 10- 0 thrashing of Thrall Tuesday night, the Tigers have now won six straight and are 8-4 on the year and have already surpassed their victory output from last season (7-19). Full Story
Milano-Mumford matchup strains fans allegiances
NEW BRAUNFELS—This is truly one of those situations where you hate to see anybody lose.
The Milano-Mumford matchup Saturday in the regional finals at the luxurious Cougar Den presented more dramatic possibilities than a Mexican soap opera.
I can’t imagine how difficult it was for those kids to play in that game. Full Story
Neighbors put it all on the line for a trip to the state tournament
NEW BR AUNFELS—It was the game folks in the Class A ranks had been talking about all season. Full Story
Tigers’ Brooks tears ACL, is through for the season
Lady Yoe run away with third straight Relays title
Daniel Brooks’ return to Rockdale athletics was short lived as the senior tore his anterior cruciate ligament and his lateral collateral ligament in his right knee on his very first attempt in the long jump at the Rockdale Relays and will be lost for the year.
“He just landed kind of funny,” said Rockdale Athletic Director Jeff Miller. Full Story
Bulldogs open district play with big victory
Thorndale plays in Leon Tournament championship
This past weekend the Thorndale Bulldogs made it to the championship game of the Leon Tournament and ended up second after falling to No. 10 Elkhart.
The 6-4 Bulldogs also opened District 27-2A play Tuesday night with a victory over Florence.
In game one of the tournament the Bulldogs (5-4) fought back from a 5-0 deficit and picked up the 8-7 win over Centerville. Full Story
Lady Dogs continue with struggles in league play
Thorndale allows 22 runs in loss to Jarrell
The Thorndale Lady Dogs (0- 6-1, 0-2) continue to struggle in District 27-2A play as they hosted and fell to Jarrell (2-0) 22-8 in six innings on Monday evening.
Jarrell led 8-5 after two innings, but then busted the game open. The Lady Cougars put up nine points in the top of the sixth to force the run rule victory.
Bailee Hilton took the loss on the mound for the Lady Dogs. Full Story
Mumford 64, Milano 47
MUMFORD (36- 0)—Robert Galicia 5 0- 0 14; Seth Smitherman 0 0- 0 0; LaKendric Hyson 7 1-1 15; Aubrie King 8 1-1 19; Josh Sustaita 2 2-2 8; Quincy Lewis 4 0- 0 8. Totals: FG 26-39 FT 4-4 3PT 8- 11— 64. Full Story
Lady Eagles looking to improve under brand new coach Hughes
Milano splits double-header with Somerville Tuesday
The Milano Lady Eagles (4-6-2) got their final tune up games in before district play starts with a double-header at Somerville on Tuesday night.
Milano (4-6-2) took the first game 11- 9, garnering 23 hits. They were led by Rayleigh Shaw was 4-for-4 and Emily Overall 4-for-5 in the game. Full Story
AREA ALL-DISTRICT TEAMS
District 23-AAA Coach of the Year— Patrick Goodman, Navasota District M.V.P—Kadarius Baker, Navasota, Jr. Offensive MVP—Wendell Mitchell, Rockdale, Fr. Defensive MVP—Joe Crank, Smithville, Sr. First team Cody Skubal, Rockdale, Sr. Zach Garza, Rockdale, Sr. Colytn Brown, Smithville, Sr. Oscar Kenebrew, Smithville, Sr. Mason Becker, Giddings, Sr. Full Story
AWAY AT COLLEGE
ROCKDALE Emily Ammon—Southwestern (track) Le’Raven Clark—Texas Tech (football) Logan David—Blinn (football) Billy Gonzalez—West Texas A&M (baseball) Lance Loewe—East Texas Baptist (basketball) Joe Sanders—Midwestern (football) Meagan Hearn—Marion (Ala.) Military Institute (softball) Tyler Wright—Tarleton St. (football) Full Story
WHERE THEY PLAY
TIGER BASEBALL Thursday-Saturday—Hempstead Classic, TBA LADY TIGER SOFTBALL Friday—at Westlake, JV-V, 5-7 Tuesday—Salado, JV-V, 5-7 TIGER TRACK Friday—Giddings Relays TIGER GOLF Monday (March 19)—Region III Preview at Willis 8 a.m. TIGER TENNIS Thursday—Rockdale Tournament MILANO BASEBALL Full Story
Lady Tigers over .500 for season
The Lady Tigers went 2-2 in the Taylor Tournament over the weekend, with victories coming against Class 5A Westlake and Class 4A LBJ
Kayla Deary struck the big blow in the 3-2 tournament victory over Westlake with a pair of runs batted in in the third inning after the Chaparrals jumped out 2-0 in the first inning.
Amanda Boyd added a triple and an RBI. Full Story
54th Rockdale Relays
100—1, Glenn, Giddings, 10.99; 2, Harrison, Caldwell, 11.15; 3. (tie) Wiggins, Taylor, Rutter, Thorndale and Collins, Navasota 11.34; 6. Lipscomb, Navasota 11.35.
200—1. Hickey, Giddings, 22.11; 2. Kerley, Taylor, 22.27; 3. Rutter, Thorndale, 22.89; 4. Collins, Navasota, 23.02; 5. Goss, Caldwell, 23.05; 6. Guyton, Rudder, 23.11. Full Story